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Invertebrates

Bee pollinating blueberry flowers

Bee Helpers

Students will learn about the importance of bees and the human impacts on bee populations.

Red jellyfish

Life in the Deep Sea

Learn about the unique creatures that live in deep sea ecosystems.

Coral reef

Coral Ecosystems

Learn about coral ecosystems and why they are important as well as what you can do to help keep them healthy.

 Jeremy McNeil, docteur en entomologie

Dr. Jeremy McNeil

Professor

Dr. Jeremy McNeil is a Professor for the Biology Department at the University of Western Ontario.
Mussels on a rocky coastline

Using Mussels to Monitor the Environment

Mussels are a kind of invertebrate that filter food out of the water they live in. This makes them a great tool for monitoring environmental water quality and tracking bioaccumulation in aquatic food webs.

Dragonfly

What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.

various marine microorganisms as they appear under a microscope

Marine Microbiology: Meet the Microbes of the Sea!

The ocean is full of very small but very useful creatures called microbes. Without them, none of the sea plants or animals you’ve seen would exist!

Jellyfish

Invertebrates: Marine

8 images of some invertebrate animals such as sea anemones, coral and jellyfish that live in a marine environment

Swallowtail butterfly

Insects: Part 2

10 images of some animals that have 6 legs and 3 main body parts consisting of a head, thorax and abdomen.

Ant mouthparts

Insects: Mouth Parts

6 images of insect mouthparts.

Ant, showing mandibles

Insects: Part 1

10 images of some animals such as ants and mosquitoes that have 6 legs and 3 main body parts consisting of a head, thorax and abdomen.

Bee exiting a bee house

Design and Build a Bee House

Students will learn about the human impacts on bee populations as they design, test, build and observe a structure for solitary bees.